If you suffer from jowls, facial folds, deep wrinkles, and other signs of aging, a facelift may be the ideal procedure for you. Unmatched in its ability to provide a more youthful appearance to your face, a facelift can help restore the confidence and appeal lost to premature aging.
Feeling comfortable in your skin is essential to your self-esteem. When aging has left you with an appearance you no longer recognize or feel happy with, our board certified facial rejuvenation surgeons can help reverse the signs of aging and restore your natural, youthful appearance.
Who is a Candidate for a Full Facelift?
Gravity, genetics, sun exposure, and lifestyle choices can cause the muscles and tissue in your face to dry out, wrinkle, and sag over time. By removing excess fat and gently lifting the tissues and muscles in your face, our experienced plastic surgeons can use a facelift to address problems such as:
- A poorly defined jaw line
- “Turkey neck” or double chin
- Sagging skin
- Facial folds
It can take years for these types of problems to appear on your face. Likewise, it takes time to fully address all of them during a facelift surgery. Many surgeons perform facelifts, but only Star Plastic Surgery offers the Star Plastic Surgery Advantage.
The Full Facelift Procedure
A full facelift uses an incision that begins in the hairline near the temples, curves around the ear, and finishes in the lower scalp. During the procedure, facial fat may also be sculpted or redistributed, and underlying tissues repositioned. The deeper layers of the face and the muscles may also be lifted. Skin will then be repositioned and excess skin trimmed away. If desired, a second incision may also be made under the chin to improve signs of aging on the neck. All incisions are made as inconspicuously as possible.
Full Facelift Recovery
Following full facelift surgery, a compression garment and wraps will need to be worn to reduce swelling. Patients should keep their head elevated as much as possible, and avoid bending forward. Mild to moderate bruising, swelling, and discomfort will occur, though pain medication can help. Patients should avoid driving for up to a week after surgery, and strenuous activities for two to six weeks. Although a facelift can turn back the hands of time, it does not stop the aging process; most facelift results last for about 10 years.
Our experienced surgeons are not interested in a quick, one-size-fits-all solution. We will work closely with you to ensure your procedure produces long-lasting, pleasing results that restore confidence and help you look as young as you feel.
If you are unhappy with the way your face has aged, contact us to schedule a facelift consultation with one of our dedicated plastic surgeons today.
What are the primary benefits of facelift surgery
A facelift surgery is the most effective way to reverse the signs of aging and restore a youthful and appealing look to your face. Your facial features can become obscured by the process of aging, leaving you with an appearance that diminishes self-confidence. With a facelift procedure, the muscles and tissue in your face can be gently lifted to redefine the natural contours and beauty of your face.
Am I a good candidate for a facelift?
Good candidates for a facelift are unhappy with the appearance of their face and in generally good health. It is also important that you have sufficient bone structure to produce a defined and attractive appearance. However, if you have inadequate bone structure, a facelift can be combined with a procedure such as facial implants to produce a fuller, more youthful appearance.
The best way to determine candidacy for facelift surgery is to schedule a free consultation with one of the plastic surgeons at our office. During your consultation, one of our surgeons will carefully evaluate your facial structure to help determine if a facelift is right for you.
Is there a common technique for a facelift?
There are several techniques that can be used for a facelift. Some techniques are new and the long-term results they produce are unknown. The Star Plastic Surgery Advantage guarantees that the technique we use for your facelift is proven safe and effective. We have found the European facelift method produces much better results with substantially less scarring.
Are the results of a facelift permanent?
A facelift can take years off of your face but cannot prevent the aging process. Lifestyle choices, like smoking, will impact the length of time your facelift lasts. Limiting sun exposure and taking time to clean and moisturize your face every day will also have an impact. The European facelift method utilized by our board certified plastic surgeons produces results that last years beyond mini-facelifts and nonsurgical facelifts.
Will a facelift make my face look tight and unnatural?
The surgeons at Star Plastic Surgery have years of experience in providing exceptional facelift results. We strive to give you a look that is natural and appealing, taking time to ensure your facelift is performed correctly and precisely contoured to your facial structure.
If you have additional questions about facelifts, contact the experienced surgeons at Star Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.